We missed our first home FC|C match.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY SIX! FC Cincinnati was playing host to Bethlehem Steel FC. And tonight, it finally happened. We missed our first home FC Cincinnati match…

Before tonight, we had been to each and every FC|C home game at Nippert Stadium. The weeknight games are hard. It’s a lot of hustling around to try to make it to the match on time. We decided to go ahead and skip tonight’s match because last Wednesday’s extra time US Open Cup match wrecked the rest of our week. We were so tired on Thursday and Friday. So we just watched tonight’s match on TV.

The match with Bethlehem Steel ended in a 2-2 draw. 😀⚽️📺❤️

FC Cincinnati versus Bethlehem Steel.

IT’S FC CINCINNATI MATCH DAY FIVE! Today, FC Cincinnati was taking on Bethlehem Steel. Somehow, this was the already third time this season the two teams had met. FC Cincy travelled to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in both of the two prior meetings, and they lost both matches. The first 2-0 and the second 1-0. In both matches. And FC|C had a player sent off in both matches. So we were hoping that our boys in blue could exact a little revenge on the team from the Lehigh Valley…

 

HERE WE GO…

FC|C’s Corben Bone took a nasty knock on the noggin…

I set our Polaroid CUBE on the row in front of us to record some of the atmosphere and actually captured FC Cincinnati’s first goal. And even though you can’t see the goal, the crowd reaction is still pretty great…

1-0 to FC CINCINNATI!

The referee gave Bethlehem Steel a penalty…

Which they converted…

 

We thought we felt raindrops so we moved over to watch the match from under the protection of an overhang…

And that’s how the first ended 1-1…

SPRINKLES!

2-1 FC CINCINNATI!

FC Cincinnati new boy Danni Konig scored both FC|C goals!

In the 90th minute, the match was suspended due to lightning in the area…

We headed out to try to beat the raindrops. Our friend JJ gave us a ride home and as soon as we got in her car, it started pouring down rain. Eventually, the match was called final. And the match ended 2-1 to FC Cincinnati.

FC Cincinnati returns to Nippert Stadium next Saturday at 5pm to take on Toronto FC II.
We’ll see you there! 😀 ❤️ ⚽️

FC Cincinnati versus Bethlehem Steel FC.

We tried something new for today’s FC Cincinnati match. We caught Cincinnati Metro‘s 17 bus from Northside to Clifton. And holy cow, did it ever make getting over to the match so incredibly easy…

We stopped the St. Clair like we always do before the match to watch the end of the Euro quarterfinal match between Germany and Italy. It went to extra time, and then penalties. And that was one of the more insane penalty shootouts that I’ve ever seen. It seemed like no one wanted to score. But the Germans survived to claim their spot in the semifinals…

With the shootout going so long and the FC|C match starting earlier than normal, we missed the teams walking out onto the pitch, national anthem and The Bailey’s tifo…

At the half, it was 0-0…

SPRINKLES!!!

GOAL! 1-0 FC Cincinnati! Jimmy McLaughlin!

Monkey leash backpack. Monkey leash backpack. Monkey leash backpack…

And that’s the way it would end 1-0 to FC Cincinnati!

FC Cincinnati extended their undefeated streak out to eleven straight games. They are 7-0-4 dating back to April. FC|C’s next home match is a friendly on July 16th as they play host to Crystal Palace of the English Premier League. This is going to be THE event of the summer. We have our tickets. And we can’t wait. Hope to see you at Nippert! 🙂